The Legacy of Contested Public Art
With Carrie Fonder and Valerie George
Thursday, October 26 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Throughout history, contested public art has served as a source of discourse among artists, art historians, critics and the viewing public. In "The Legacy of Contested Public Art," Carrie Fonder and Valerie George will explore how commissioning entities and viewing audiences have contested public works of art.
Fonder and George are interested in the legacy of art when it is denied, rejected or removed. Their work investigates what audiences’ conflicted relationship with public art reveals about collective values. Through this presentation, they examine the power of art as it lives on in both public dialogue and critical discourse. Their talk will consider the role of politics in shaping the outcome of proposed or disputed works. How can artists, communities, and organizations learn from understanding the history of these contested works?
A public reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. The lecture and public dialogue will be from 6 - 7 p.m.
The reception and presentation is free and open to the public.
This installment is sponsored, in part, by the PMA.
For more information on this or upcoming installments, visit uwf.edu/downtownlectures.